da Vinci® Robotic Assisted Surgery

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da Vinci® Robotic Assisted Surgery

MemorialCare Health System is committed to being at the forefront of technology and to provide our patients with the best care and outcomes.

Benefits of da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgery

The da Vinci® Si Surgical System (da Vinci) provides breakthrough capabilities that offer greater patient benefits. 

  • Less post-operative pain.
  • Reduced trauma to the body.
  • Less scarring.
  • Shorter hospital stays.
  • Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions.
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities.

How the da Vinci® Si Surgical System Works

Through robotic-assisted visualization, dexterity, precision and control, a surgeon can perform a wide array of procedures through small 1-2 cm incisions. During an operation, the surgeon sits at a console to monitor the video screens and directs the actions of the robotic arms. The da Vinci seamlessly and directly translates the surgeon’s natural hand, wrist and finger movements from controls at the console to the surgical instruments.

Enabling Surgeons with

  • A greater range of motion than hand-manipulated surgical instruments by moving tiny surgical instruments in a delicate, precise manner.
  • The ablity to see the surgical area in a magnified, high definition, three-dimensional view.

Procedures Performed with the da Vinci Si Surgical System

da Vinci Robotic Assisted Urologic Surgery

  • Prostatectomy - Prostate removal for cancer or other conditions.
  • Nephrectomy - Kidney removal for cancer or other conditions. 
  • Cystectomy - Bladder removal for cancer. 
  • Renal cyst decortication - Removal of kidney cysts. 
  • Pyelolithotomy - Removal of large kidney stones that fail treatment by other methods.

da Vinci Robotic Assisted Gynecologic Surgery 

  • Hysterectomy - Removal of the uterus to treat benign conditions or ovarian, uterine or cervical cancer.
  • Radical resection - Removal of cancerous tissue and the restoration of the normal pelvic anatomy.
  • Myomectomy - Removal of uterine fibroids.
  • Sacrohysteropexy - Correction of pelvic organ prolapse and/or herniation of the vagina, uterus, and bladder.

Saddleback Memorial has the added distinction of being designated as the only gynecologic Epicenter in Orange County and one of only 23 such Epicenters in the nation.

da Vinci Robotic Assisted Heart Surgery

da Vinci Robotic Assisted Gastroenterologic / General Surgery

  • Colectomy - Removal of the colon for cancer.
  • Total mesorectal excision - Removal of the cancerous portion of the rectum.
  • Rectopexy - Restoration of a prolapsed rectum to its proper position.
  • Fistula repair - Correction of an abnormal opening between the rectum and the vagina.
  • Polypectomy - Removal of large rectal polyps.
  • Gastrectomy - Removal of all or part of the stomach for cancer or other disorders.
  • Cholecystectomy - Removal of the gallbladder for gallbladder stones or other conditions.
  • Nissen Fundoplication - Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)  

da Vinci Robotic Assisted Head and Neck Surgery

  • Transoral Surgery - Treatment for cancer of the throat and voice box.
  • Thyroidectomy - Removal of a cancerous thyroid gland.
  • Parotidectomy - Removal of the parotid gland, the largest salivary gland.


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